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Editorial: Roma plan is too costly

Cultural exchanges are always valuable and the plan to help Roma gypsies learn about the ways of Irish Travellers has merit in this light.

But the €76,000 cost of the FAS training plan will cause outrage in a cash-strapped economy.

At €108.20 a week per member, for a 44-week course, there must be a more creative and less expensive way to achieve this exchange.